Ukrainian to comply with the instructions of the Russian special services refused.
The security service of Ukraine reported about the exposure of the Russian secret services attempt to recruit the resident of Chernihiv region.
“Ukrainians working illegally in Russia and came to the attention of special services of the Russian Federation, which pressure and threats forced the man to agree to cooperate. Threatening criminal prosecution for illegal employment, the FSB forced the employee to return to Ukraine and to collect information on the number of personnel and equipment of Ukrainian military units in the border areas”, – stated in the message.
In addition, the Ukrainian was supposed to provide information about the protection of the state border, placing military installations and sensitive data of employees of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.
“After the job he was supposed to arrive in Russia and pass the information to their “curators”. Back in Ukraine, CHernigovets immediately contacted the SBU and gave evidence regarding the circumstances of recruitment by foreign intelligence services and its tasks”, – told in SBU.
It is noted that, according to article 111 of the Criminal code, treason is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to 15 years.
“However, given that the inhabitant of Chernigov did not carry out criminal objectives of foreign intelligence services and voluntarily told the authorities about his connection with them and received task, the court has satisfied the petition of the investigation and cleared him of criminal responsibility”, – added in Department.
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